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Ironwood and Forest commence new DTC patient awareness campaign for LINZESS

awareness campaign for LINZESS, a once-daily treatment for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation or chronic idiopathic constipation. [More]
Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty per cent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. [More]
FDA approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ TIVORBEX capsules

FDA approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ TIVORBEX capsules

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TIVORBEX™ (indomethacin) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), at 20 mg and 40 mg doses for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. [More]
Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt today announced the commercial launch of PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w (PENNSAID 2%). PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knees. [More]

FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

Mallinckrodt today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the New Drug Application for PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w. PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). [More]

FDA accepts Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX sNDA for review

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the Supplemental New Drug Application for ZORVOLEX (diclofenac), a lower dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for the proposed indication of treatment of osteoarthritis pain in adults. ZORVOLEX was approved by FDA in October 2013 for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. [More]
Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg. This new esomeprazole therapy is the generic equivalent of the recently launched brand Esomeprazole strontium. It contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the leading PPI brand Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and presents a potentially more affordable treatment option for GERD in adult patients. [More]
Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]
Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis will present updates on its broad cancer portfolio with more than 240 abstracts at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting and CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). [More]

First generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets get FDA approval for GERD treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). [More]
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals net revenue decreases from $12.5 to $6.5 million

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals net revenue decreases from $12.5 to $6.5 million

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today announced third quarter 2013 financial results. [More]

FDA approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ ZORVOLEX capsules

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZORVOLEX™ (diclofenac) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. ZORVOLEX was approved at dosage strengths that are 20 percent lower than currently available diclofenac products. [More]
AstraZeneca announces Phase III study results of naloxegol in patients with non-cancer pain

AstraZeneca announces Phase III study results of naloxegol in patients with non-cancer pain

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the results of a Phase III long-term safety and tolerability study of the once-daily 25mg dose of naloxegol, in patients with non-cancer pain and opioid-induced constipation (OIC). [More]
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Wockhardt settle patent litigation related to NUEDEXTA capsules

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Wockhardt settle patent litigation related to NUEDEXTA capsules

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Wockhardt USA, LLC and Wockhardt Ltd. (collectively, "Wockhardt") to resolve pending patent litigation in response to Wockhardt's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) seeking approval to market generic versions of Avanir's NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) capsules. [More]

Avanir Pharmaceuticals enters into patent settlement agreement with Actavis

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Actavis South Atlantic LLC and Actavis, Inc. (collectively, "Actavis") to resolve pending patent litigation in response to Actavis' abbreviated new drug application seeking approval to market generic versions of Avanir's NUEDEXTA (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) capsules. [More]
Nuvo: FDA accepts to review New Drug Application for PENNSAID 2%

Nuvo: FDA accepts to review New Drug Application for PENNSAID 2%

Nuvo Research Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to building a portfolio of products for the topical treatment of pain and the development of its immune modulating drug candidate WF10 today announced that its U.S. licensee for PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 1.5% w/w and PENNSAID 2% (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w, Mallinckrodt has advised that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing and review the New Drug Application for PENNSAID 2% submitted by Mallinckrodt on August 7, 2013. [More]
European authorisation of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals' Lojuxta brings hope for HoFH patients

European authorisation of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals' Lojuxta brings hope for HoFH patients

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of novel, life-altering therapies for patients with debilitating, often fatal, rare diseases, announced today that the European Commission has authorised Lojuxta (lomitapide) hard capsules as an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other lipid-lowering medicinal products with or without low density lipoprotein apheresis in adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia. [More]
Does krill oil help your arthritis?

Does krill oil help your arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that affects 1 in 5 Australians. That means that 1.4m people in NSW alone, have a form of arthritis and try to manage the impact it has on their lives. There are a number of very common and effective ways to tackle the condition such as physical activity and exercise, physical therapy, healthy eating and traditional medicines. All of these methods can play a role in reducing the pain arthritis causes in people’s daily lives. [More]

CHMP recommends approval of NUEDEXTA for treatment of pseudobulbar affect

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion for NUEDEXTA (dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate), recommending NUEDEXTA be approved for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect, irrespective of neurologic cause. [More]
Hyperion Therapeutics receives FDA approval for Ravicti to treat urea cycle disorders

Hyperion Therapeutics receives FDA approval for Ravicti to treat urea cycle disorders

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate) for the chronic management of some urea cycle disorders (UCDs) in patients ages 2 years and older. [More]